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Earlier this month, we reported on a phishing attack that stole $23.5 million from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Thankfully, the DoD caught the cybercriminals and recovered the money, but this incident highlights the need for strong cybersecurity practices at the DoD and among its contractors. The DoD is a high... Read more...
Acer is refreshing its Predator laptop line and one of the more surprising additions is the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition. Through special hardware and software, this laptop attempts to bring glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D gaming into the forefront, and it boasts dozens of supported modern and classic titles... Read more...
One of the greatest benefits of being a PC gamer is the unfettered backward compatibility. You can load up PC games from the 1980s and 1990s right now on the same machine you use to play Cyberpunk 2077, and they'll run just fine. Moreover, they'll use a lot less power because they don't need to fire up your... Read more...
We've been hearing leaks and rumors about the next generation of Radeons since before the current generation even came out. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between leaks and rumors, but as we get closer to the launch, information is becoming more and more concrete. So it goes, and as it happens, some of the... Read more...
No one in computer security can catch a break lately, it seems, as yet another two major cybersecurity flaws have been found related to web servers. Named Sysrv-K by security researchers on Microsoft's Security Intelligence Twitter, te vulnerabilities install botnets, which will run a crypto-coin miner on infected... Read more...
When NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU and Intel’s beefy 12th Gen Core H-Series processors first hit the scene, they tore through the lab here guns a-blazin’. We had the chance to take a look at a couple of killer systems from MSI and Alienware at the time, which maxed-out the platform with... Read more...
A lawsuit has been filed claiming that a pair of Apple's AirPods Pro earbuds damaged a 12-year-old boy's eardrums when a loud Amber Alert was played. The suit claims the young boy has suffered permanent hearing loss as a result. The complaint filed Monday in Texas identifies the 12-year-old as B.G. and states that... Read more...
Amazon's most affordable Android tablet just got upgraded. The retooled Fire 7 (and Fire 7 Kids Edition) is also a little bit pricier than before (more on that in a moment), though it still falls into budget territory, coming in far cheaper than something like Apple's iPad Mini and is about half the price as Samsung's... Read more...
Some would argue that there are too many people living on the planet and that human beings need to reduce the size of their families. However, others contend that birthrates are simply too low. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently argued that human beings need to keep having children otherwise humankind will... Read more...
SpaceX launches another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, marking the third launch of a Falcon 9 rocket in just five days. Liftoff was at 6:59 a.m. EDT, after a 39 minute delay. Perhaps one of the few things that can distract Elon Musk from the Twitter drama is a launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying more Starlink... Read more...
We have all heard this argument before—video games are bad for children. Talking heads love to detail all of the supposedly horrible disadvantages created by playing video games. However, there is also evidence that many of these arguments are based on wobbly findings. Furthermore, a recent study concluded that video... Read more...
If you find scars to be sexy, wait until you catch a glimpse of the one ASUS is brandishing. As a followup to the version it trotted out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a few months ago, ASUS has unveiled the ROG Strix Scar 17 Special Edition (SE) with upgraded specifications, including Intel's top mobile... Read more...
There are a great many factors that enthusiast gamers consider when selecting a graphics card for a gaming PC. Despite that, speaking from experience helping others with builds for decades, things like feature support, power efficiency, and acoustics often go by the wayside when there's a significant advantage in... Read more...
Lately, Google has been making some changes to Play Store policies. The company recently announced that Android apps would be barred from using the Accessibility API for recording phone calls. Google also started rolling out a new data safety section to the Play Store that will require app developers to disclose their... Read more...
May 2022 has not been a good month for operating system updates. Microsoft had a problem with Active Directory and later driver crash blue screens of death (BSoD). Now it appears Apple has zero-day security exploit problems affecting many of its major platforms, including macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. An emergency fix... Read more...
Is it possible to catch lightning twice? The developers behind Apex Legends are certainly going to try. Respawn Entertainment just released Apex Legends Mobile and here is what you should know about the game. Apex Legends Mobile was released today, May 17th, on Android and iOS devices and is free-to-play. It is a... Read more...
Most people probably don't associate 2-in-1 convertibles with gaming, at least for the most part, because they're typically built for productivity tasks and general purpose computing. That's not always the case, though. Proving otherwise, ASUS today announced the ROG Flow X16, a thin and light convertible brimming... Read more...
There is only one week left of Destiny 2 Season of the Risen. We know very little about Season 17 so far, but there are still a few ways to prepare for the upcoming season. Here are some of the best ways to get ready for Destiny 2’s Season 17. Double Down on Flinch Resistance Bungie announced at the end of April that the Resilience character Read more...
Whether you're looking to cut the cord or supplement your cable or satellite service with streaming content, now is a good time to consider a Fire TV device. Amazon is having a...Fire (TV) sale, if you will, with big savings on its streaming dongles, its flagship Fire TV cube, and several different smart TVs with Fire... Read more...
It never takes long for system builders and OEMs to launch new desktop and laptop designs when there is a fresh batch of CPUs at their disposal. So it goes with Intel recently introducing its Alder Lake-HX mobile processor lineup. We expect to see several laptop launches in the coming weeks and months, like Lenovo's... Read more...
The Twitter buyout drama continues, as Elon Musk fires off a tweet saying the deal cannot move forward until Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal provides proof of <5% fake/spam accounts. It is just the latest tweet from Musk in the ever-evolving saga of the billionaire trying to close out the multi-billion dollar... Read more...
I've said it before and I'll say it again—mini LED is the real deal in display technology. It's also finally starting to emerge in consumer displays, from a handful of TV models (like Samsung's Neo QLED lineup) to a spattering of gaming monitors. Falling into the latter category, AOC today announced a new Agon Pro... Read more...
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